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Old November 17 2012, 11:19 AM   #30
RJDiogenes
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Re: Grace Kelly: Babe of the week #47 (Nov. 2012)

scotpens wrote: View Post
But you do have a point. Are dead celebrities eligible for the BOTW?
In my opinion, yes. Some of the classic Babes are supernovae compared to today's stars. Fay Wray, Myrna Loy, Jean Rogers, Maureen O'Sullivan....

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There are not enough upward-oriented thumbs on the planet to cover this one. Millennia of human evolutionary development and genetic refinement were invested solely to achieve the specific result of Grace Kelly.


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RJDiogenes wrote: View Post
Ah, a true legend. Thumbs Way Up.

She'd get a Thumbs Up just based on her friendship and support of Josephine Baker.
This sounds like an interesting story.
Yeah, it's a great story. I think it would make a great movie.

Briefly, from Wiki:

In 1951, the newly famous Kelly took a bold stand against a racist incident involving Black American expatriate singer/dancer Josephine Baker, when Sherman Billingsley's Stork Club in New York refused Baker as a customer. Kelly, who was dining at the club when this happened, was so disgusted that she rushed over to Baker (whom she had never met), took her by the arm, and stormed out with her entire party, vowing never to return (and she never did). The two women became close friends after that night. A significant testament to their close friendship was made evident when Baker was near bankruptcy, and was offered a villa and financial assistance by Kelly (who by that time had become The Princess of Monaco) and her husband Rainier III of Monaco. The princess also encouraged Baker to return to performing and financed Baker's triumphant comeback in 1975, attending the opening night's performance. When Baker died, the Princess secured her burial in Monaco.
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